[WEBINAR] Bystander Intervention Training: What to Do When You See Online Abuse
As more of our personal and professional lives go digital, online hate and harassment are on the rise. Abusive trolls are joining forces to target writers and journalists, especially those who identify as women, LGBTQIA+, and/or BIPOC to intimidate, discredit, and silence. Each and every one of us can be an ally. Co-hosted by Hearken, join PEN America and Hollaback! for this interactive training, where we’ll give you the tools you need to intervene safely and effectively when you witness online abuse.
Emily May is an international leader in the movement to end harassment—in all its forms. In 2005, at the age of 24, she co-founded Hollaback! in New York City, and in 2010 she became its first full-time executive director. May has won 11 awards for her work and has been featured in over 200 news media outlets, including People Magazine, The New York Times, and NPR. May holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University, a master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and is a Prime Movers Fellow and an Ashoka Fellow.
Viktorya Vilk is the program director for digital safety and free expression at PEN America, where she leads initiatives on a range of free expression issues, including developing tools and strategies to empower journalists and newsrooms to defend against online abuse. She has over a decade of experience working in nonprofits to expand access to the arts and defend creative and press freedom.
- PEN America, Online Harassment Field Manual: with an explanation of what online abuse is and sections on how to prepare, respond, practice self-care, and offer support.
- Hollaback!, HeartMob. A platform where you can share your story of online abuse and get resources and support from a vetted community of bystanders ready to intervene on your behalf.
- Hollaback!, 5D’s of Bystander Intervention. Here, we unpack Hollaback!’s 5D’s: Distract, Delegate, Document, Delay, and Direct.
- Hollaback!, Digital Safety Guides. The guides give user-friendly information on how to use different platforms’ reporting and privacy tools.
- Harvard Business Review, You’re Not Powerless in the Face of Online Harassment (also available on Slate).
- Slate, Why You Should Dox Yourself (Sort Of)
- The New York Times, Social Media & Privacy Safety Checklist
Other Events in the Online Abuse Defense Series
- [WEBINAR] Online Abuse Self-Defense Training, co-hosted by the Journalism and Women Symposium, September 16 from 6pm to 7:30pm ET
- [WEBINAR] Online Abuse Self-Defense Training, co-hosted by Hearken, September 23 from 12pm to 1:30pm ET
- [WEBINAR] Bystander Intervention Training: What Do You Do When You See Abuse Online?, co-hosted by Hollaback!, September 29 from 2pm to 3pm ET
- [WEBINAR] Bolster Your Digital Safety: An Anti-Hacking, Anti-Doxing Workshop, co-hosted by Hearken with Freedom of the Press Foundation, October 7 from 12:30pm to 1:45pm ET
- [WEBINAR] Supporting Staff Facing Online Abuse: Best Practices for Editors and Managers, co-hosted by Hearken, October 14 from 12pm to 1:30 pm ET
- [WEBINAR] Bolster Your Digital Safety: An Anti-Hacking, Anti-Doxing Workshop, part of this year’s ONA20 Everywhere conference, October 15 from 11:45am to 1pm ET